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ATS SCHOLAR Call for Papers: Special Collection on Combatting Racism in Health Professions Education

ATS Scholar is planning a special, themed collection on combatting racism in health professions education. Relevant topics include, among others, teaching how to identify and interrupt microaggressions, curricula on health disparities, work on methods for diversifying incoming trainees, and tools for educators on how to reduce bias.  ATS Scholar invites original research, review articles, innovations, and video submissions for consideration. View from the Learner Commentaries from students, residents, and fellows are also encouraged. If you have questions about whether a potential submission is a fit for this collection, please contact Nitin Seam, MD, editor-in-chief, ATS Scholar.

All submissions are due by Sept. 30, 2020, should conform to ATS Scholar’s formatting requirements, and should mention the special, themed collection at the beginning of the cover letter. View from the Learner Commentaries should include an identifying note in the cover letter as well. Authors with formatting questions should contact Jen Stinnett.


2020 Virtual: Registration Open!

ATS 2020 Virtual offers you a unique opportunity to learn, connect, and engage with colleagues from around the world, and offers a rich, diverse offering of online content. Featuring scientific sessions, ePosters, a vibrant exhibit hall and industry sessions, specialty events, and unique networking opportunities, our conference remains the event where “Today’s science meets tomorrow’s care.”  

Attendees have unlimited access to the platform through Nov. 10.

Register now!


Exciting Events!

TODAY! PAR Meet-the-Experts Forum

Join the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable (PAR) for its annual Meet-the-Experts patient/family education forum! This year’s theme is, “Be a Champion for Your Lung Health.” Presented by expert pulmonologists, there will also be time for questions.

When: 3 p.m. ET, July 15, 2020
View the agenda, and register!


Science and Innovation Center Webinar: Lung Regeneration

Hear Purushothama Rao Tata, MSc, PhD, discuss the latest findings in stem cell biology.

When:  2 p.m. ET, July 15, 2020


LAM Week at the ATS

As part of "LAM Week at the ATS," join the ATS and PAR partner the LAM Foundation for "Looking Toward the Future in LAM,” presented by Nishant Gupta, MD.

When: 2 p.m. ET, July 16, 2020


Industry Innovations!

“Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps: From Pathophysiology to Management” is a non-CME, disease state virtual presentation focusing on chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps.

When: 6:30 p.m. ET, July 28, 2020

Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.




AJRCCM Call for Papers: Asthma Special Edition

Asthma is an area of high interest for the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Our 2019 special asthma issue had a large influence among the scientific community, with several articles included in the “Highly Cited” category by the Institute for Scientific Information.  
With a 2019 impact factor of 17.45, AJRCCM is increasingly better positioned to raise awareness in asthma research, and thus will publish a new special issue with original articles on topics related to asthma in adults and children in February 2021.  

We invite asthma scientists to submit original papers involving basic and translational research, epidemiological science, clinical trials, and community-based research.

Submissions must conform to the formatting requirements, and include a cover letter mentioning the special asthma-themed issue. Please contact Marc Bendian with questions.

We would also like to recognize AJRCCM editor-in-chief, Jadwiga (Wisia) Wedzicha MD, PhD, ATSF, whose editorship was recently extended through 2021!


ATS 2021 Call for Input

The 2021 International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, will be held May 14-19 in San Diego, CA.
The ATS is seeking input for sessions in all areas of respiratory, critical care and sleep medicine with a clinical, basic science and/or translational focus. Input should be in the form of a session proposal in any of the following types:

  • Postgraduate Course (Didactic)
  • Postgraduate Course (Skills-Based)
  • Scientific Symposium
  • Sunrise Seminar
  • Meet the Professor Seminar

Deadline: 5 p.m. ET, July 29, 2020

Learn more and submit!

All proposals must be submitted online through the ATS Call for Input website.